To be eligible for this internship program, you must be enrolled in an approved educational program with a trade school, college or university related to park maintenance.
This is a 10-week internship with the Parks department. Position will be tailored to the skills and interests of the selected intern. The 10-week internship could include a rotation in one or more of the eight units within Parks: Athletics, Cemetery, Forestry, Horticulture, Irrigation, Mowing, Structural, Open Space.
Positions are generally scheduled 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some weekend work may be required depending on the crew selections.
This classification consists of entry-level unskilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance of Broomfield’s undeveloped and developed park areas. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public in delivering effective and innovative services. Provide holistic services to internal and external customers by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and external entities.
Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties:
(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time, without notice.)
This position will be tailored to the skills and interests of the selected intern. The 10-week internship could include a rotation in one or more of the eight units within Parks: Athletics, Cemetery, Forestry, Horticulture, Irrigation, Mowing, Structural, Open Space.
Assist in the preparation, development and maintenance of park areas. Assist in the preparation of baseball and softball fields including picking up trash in the dugouts, sweeping or using a gas powered blower to clean the dugouts, emptying trash cans, hand dragging or dragging the fields using a golf cart, chalking the fields, raking the mounds or home plate areas and occasionally replacing the base receptacles. Assist in the maintenance of soccer fields or football fields including marking and lining the fields and occasionally moving the soccer goals either manually or with the assistance of a tractor. Assist in the installation and repair of all park structures. Do safety inspections and repairs to playgrounds and playground equipment including repairing and painting picnic tables, park benches etc. Maintain and clean outdoor shelters and restroom facilities and remove trash. Assist with horticultural activities including planting and weeding flower beds, planting and pruning trees, removing or replacing tree posts, tree/limb removal, chipping limbs, planting and maintaining shrubs, spraying herbicides and pesticides, picking up trash and landscape construction. Assist in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems including manual digging of trenches, etc. Assist in the preparation, development and maintenance of all park sites and street right of ways and open space by using string trimmers, edgers, and hand mowers; may receive training in the operation of riding mowers. Assist with equipment service and maintenance. Insure the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use. Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to appropriate division; clean equipment. Clean shop area. Assist in the set-up of special events. Perform trash removal from park areas. May also be required to assist with snow removal and hanging holiday decorations. Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards. Identify and recommend improvements in divisional and departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient and cost effective; take proper safety precautions; anticipate unsafe circumstances and act accordingly to prevent accidents; and use all required safety equipment as well as perform other duties as assigned. Operate construction and maintenance equipment such as pick-up trucks, tractors, front-loaders, dump trucks, mowers, trimmers, edgers, box scrapers, tillers, aerators, snow blowers, sprayers, spreaders, wheelbarrows, hand tools and pruning tools. Duties require a full range of physical motion and activities including manual digging, pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting and turning the upper body, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching for objects, walking; and standing. The incumbent must also be alert to peripheral activities when operating equipment and, therefore, must have a full range of movement in the neck and shoulders.
Training – High School Diploma or GED.
Experience - None
Necessary Special Requirements - Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be enrolled in an approved internship program with a trade school, college or university related to park maintenance. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and safe driving record for continued employment. New hires must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes such as oral board, reference checks, driving record check through DMV, criminal background check and sex-offender registry check, drug screen, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the worker encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Work is generally scheduled Monday through Friday with some weekend and holiday work required. Some positions do require weekend work as part of normal schedule. Travel by truck is required to reach work sites. The noise level in the environment is usually loud. The incumbent may be exposed to the following environmental factors: work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; work near fumes or airborne particles; work in or near moving traffic; work with toxic or caustic chemicals and blood borne pathogens; outdoor weather conditions; and vibration. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of a Intern, the employee may be is frequently required to talk or hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; bend; twist from the upper body; squat; use hands and/or feet to perform manual tasks such as digging; push or pull; reach with hands and arms; sit; stoop; kneel; climb; balance; crouch; or crawl. Performance of duties for this position requires a wide range of physical movements. Physical demands are described as heavy (exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects) to very heavy (exert over 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 100 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Some of these positions require the ability to smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
City & County of Broomfield, CO - 19 months ago